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anthony joshua is britain's newest sporting superstar, after a sensational heavyweight title fight at wembley stadium. commentator: title fight at wembley stadium. this is great worki joshua. commentator: this is great work from joshua. what fitness, what part. it is stopped! he defeated the former champion wladimir klitschko in 11 punishing rounds, having been knocked down earlier in the fight. having been knocked down my having been knocked down family and everything, ‘ over my family and everything, they are over the moon, but for me, my family and everything, they are overthe moon, but for me, i my family and everything, they are over the moon, but for me, i am cool over the moon, but for me, i am cool, how do i improve from here and how do i win against whoever i am going in with next? it was one of the biggest fights ever on british soil. also on the programme: ever on british soil. theresa may says no to vat rises if she wins the election, but signals scrapping a pledge not to increase income tax or national insurance. to increase income tax ten years after the disappearance of madeleine mccann, her parents tell the bbc they'll do "whatever it takes, for as long as it takes" to find her. "whatever it takes, for as long and one of the world's most famous mountaineers, ueli steck,
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has died in an accident on mount everest. good evening. britain has a new sporting superstar in anthonyjoshua, now the world's leading heavyweight boxer, after his extraordinary defeat of vladimir klitschko at wembley stadium last night. —— defeat of wladimir klitschko at wembley stadium last night. in one of the biggest fights ever held on british soil, he was knocked down by the ukrainian former champion but recovered and went on to stop his opponent in the eleventh round. it's being described as one of the greatest fights of recent times. as one of the greatest our sports correspondent natalie pirks reports. joshua natalie pirks reports. gets off the canvas in the
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sixth... joshua gets off the canvas in the sixth... with every headline comes the realisation of what he has achieved — overnight global superstardom. but with the spoils of his greatest night never far from his greatest night never far from his site, angela josh's stay —— anthonyjoshua's staying the only way he knows how. i am going back to the same as in the same family. nothing changes, do you know what i mean? perception and reach changes, but where i am, where i am based, the ground i am on does not change. it is nice. it is amazing. i am still worried. i am still a fighter, andi still worried. i am still a fighter, and i have to keep that mindset right now. the night began with a visual feast as aj played his title role to perfection. for a while here, it looked as if his dream would also be about to go up in flames. the fight pitted power against experience, and after four cagey rams, joshua suddenly exploded into life. but with 69 career fights
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comes resilience, and, boy, did klitschko comeback. britain's boy wonder was down. many believed he was out. it made his comeback all the more incredible. in round the 11, the more incredible. in round the ii, he had klitschko down once, twice, and the referee ensured no further damage was done. it was a moment that stop not only british sports fans in their tracks but worldwide. nigeria, where joshua's pa rents a re worldwide. nigeria, where joshua's parents are from, celebrating wildly. is this nigeria? yeah. jeez! that's insane. that pounding jam, which is nigerian food that keeps me strong. battle scarred but not
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battle weary, his 19th knockout of i9 fights has seen him usher in a new era for a heavyweight division that so needed him. natalie pirks, bbc news. theresa may says there'll be no increase in vat if the conservatives win the general election. increase in vat if the conservatives but the prime minister did signal that she would scrap a pledge not to raise income tax or national insurance. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has also promised not to raise vat. he said labour would protect middle income earners and end what he called tax "giveaways to the rich". our political correspondent ben wright reports. so, ben wright reports. this will be a law. this is a guarantee, so, this will be a law. this is a guarantee, because i know what needs to be done... it was a startling policy, a solemn promise made days before the 2015 general election. david cameron said that three key taxes, vat, income tax and national insurance, would not go up for a five—year parliament, so we'll theresa may repeat that pledging her manifesto?
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we have no plans to increase the level of tax, but i am also very clear that i don't want to make specific proposals on taxes unless i am sure that i can deliver on those. a pretty strong hint the prime minister does not think the existing tax freeze can be continued. and remember, just last month, the chancellor's plan to raise the national insurance rate in the budget was criticised for breaking the manifesto tax pledge, and the move was ditched. why does all this matter? because public services cost money. politicians need to decide how to balance the growing demand of hospitals, schools, social care, defence, with voters' willingness to pay, and there is one tax at theresa may today said would not come up with the tories win. we will not increase vat. but no matching promise on national insurance or income tax. i knowl get
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promise on national insurance or income tax. i know i get older for over a long labour is making a lot of spending promises which it says will be costed in their manifesto. we are the party that wants low taxes for low and middle earners. the conservative party are the ones who want lower taxes for high earners. so, yes, there will be changes, but they will be very much at the top end. in the next couple of weeks, we will get the party ma nifestos, of weeks, we will get the party manifestos, when promises of a tax and spending will crystallise into policy. the biggest issue facing britain the next two years is brexit, and there seems to be a divide between theresa may and the rest of the eu over how negotiations should happen. yesterday, eu leaders dismissed the idea of a quick trade deal and said there had to be progress on the terms of the divorce first, including the money britain owes. but theresa may has other ideas. yes, they do want to start discussions about money. i'm very
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clear that at the end of the negotiations we need to be clear not just about the brexit arrangement, the exit, how we withdraw, but also for our future relationship the exit, how we withdraw, but also for ourfuture relationship is going to be. opposition parties said the government was kidding itself. the prime minister is not in charge of the agenda. there are 27 member states in the european union apart from the uk. they are absolutely united, they are holding a common line, and theresa may is not going to be able to tell them what to do. but the eu will not begin to negotiate with us until after polling day and a new westminster government is in place. ben wright, bbc news. a woman who was shot by police and wounded during a counter—terrorism operation in north—west london last week has now been arrested. in north—west london last week after in north—west london last week she was released f hospital. police are also still holding six other suspects. meanwhile, officers have been given more time to question khalid mohammed 0mar ali,
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who was taken into custody on thursday afternoon near parliament square. one of the most prominent figures in world sport strongly denies any involvement in the latest corruption scandal to hit football's governing body, fifa. scandal to hit football's sheikh ahmad al fahad al sabah of kuwait says he's stepping down from fifa's powerful ruling council after being linked to a bribery case in america. after being linked to ten years after the disappearance of madeleine mccann, her parents have told the bbc they'll do "whatever it takes, for as long as it takes" to find their daughter. madeleine was three years old when she went missing while on a family holiday in portugal. speaking to fiona bruce, kate and gerry mccann say the pain never leaves them, after a decade of uncertainty. every day is another day without madeleine... i think it's just that number. without madeleine... that ten—year mark makes it more significant. it's a reminder of how much time has gone by and obviously ten is a big number. gone by and obviously
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i think that the day and the poignancy of it... we don't tend to go back because it's so draining. but inevitably on anniversaries and birthdays, they're by far the hardest. and birthdays, they're how different is your life now to what you must have imagined all those years ago? to what you must have imagined it's a hard one. to what you must have imagined such a long time. to what you must have imagined i think before madeleine was taken we felt we'd managed to achieve a perfect, nuclear family of five. we had that for a short period. nuclear family of five. you adapt. nuclear family of five. you have a new normality. nuclear family of five. unfortunately for us, the new normality at the moment is a family of four. the new normality at the moment last time we talked, you told me how you were still buying birthday presents and christmas presents for madeleine... are you still doing that? presents for madeleine... yes, we still do that. presents for madeleine... a lot of thought goes into it.
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presents for madeleine... i couldn't not do that. presents for madeleine... she'll always be our daughter. presents for madeleine... the police have talked about one signifca nt lead that they're still pursuing. signifca nt lead that can you tell me anything about that? signifca nt lead that we're very much... signifca nt lead that the investigation is in the hands of the met police. there are ongoing enquiries. the hands of the met police. we've come a long way and there is progress, there are some very credible lines the police are working on, and while there's no evidence to give us any negative news that hope is still there. to give us any negative news that it really is there, in your hearts? to give us any negative news that one day you'll be reunited with your daughter? no parent is going to give up on their child unless they know for certain their child is dead. on their child unless they know we just don't have any evidence. on their child unless they know my hope of madeleine being out there is no less than it was ten years ago. being out there is no less kate and gerry mccann, speaking to fiona bruce. a new report says best—before dates on food should be scrapped
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because they're unnecessary and contribute to mounting levels of food waste. and contribute to mounting mps say it's a scandal that £10 billion worth of food is thrown away every it's a scandal that £10 billion year, and the government and supermarkets need to act. claire marshall reports. and supermarkets need to act. mostly mixed in with other waste, we throw more than £10 billion worth of food away every year. we throw more than £10 billion worth the committee calls it a scandal. we throw more than £10 billion worth councils have to raise bills to dispose of it. and this is happening while food bank use is at a record high. last year, the average household threw away £470 worth of food. those with children, around £700. threw away £470 worth of food. the average person in the uk, £200. threw away £470 worth of food. we are all likely to have packets with dates on, and they can be confusing. to have packets with so, this is the key one, the use by date. i really shouldn't eat this after the 3rd of
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may because it might not be safe. this after the 3rd of but then these have got best before dates on. i can eat this after the 5th of may, but it might not be at its best. but it might not be at the best—before date i believe can be scrapped because it is unnecessary. be scrapped because it it means food is wasted, sometimes people don't actually eat that food when it goes beyond the best before date. the day before or two beyond the best before date. days before it is out of date. beyond the best before date. i suppose i go by what the product looks like. if it looks all right to eat, i would probably eat it. i am a fussy eater, so i find that i like to stick to them, but then i feel bad because there is such a build—up of waste food. bad because there is such a build—up customers at a pioneering project in leeds browse food that supermarkets have thrown out. three tons arrive here each day. have thrown out. adam smith is the founder. have thrown out. we have to stop this now. have thrown out. we can't wait another generation for this to stop, because it is single—handedly destroying the planet. and yet this perfectly
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good produce getting thrown away for just a date, and it is nonsense. mps say we need tougher food waste targets and that we need to love our wonky veg. targets and that we need claire marshall, bbc news. targets and that we need donald trump has delivered a campaigning address to his grassroots supporters while shunning a washington dinner traditionally attended by us presidents. addressing a rally attended by many blue—collar workers in harrisburg, pennsylvania, president trump said his first hundred days had been very exciting and very productive. said his first hundred days had been in said his first hundred days had beenjust these in said his first hundred days had been just these firsi have in just these first few months, we have created nighty night has a new constructionjobs, 45,000 new manufacturing jobs, and 27,000 new mining jobs. who are the miners here? the miners, we are finally taking care of them. laura becker joins us. there has been a lot of
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criticism of the president's first 100 days and how effective he has been, but you were at the rally, so what do his grassroots supporters think? do they still back in? drawn—out trump —— donald trump's supporters are standing by him. the views of people here could not be more different from those in washington, dc. this is a region built on coal and steel, a blue—collar work force who told me they have helped alienate it for too long and believe they finally have a champion in the white house, one who will not accept the hysteria around climate change and who will negotiate trade deals at home and abroad all to bring theirjobs back. if he has not quite delivered here in harrisburg yet, the unemployment rate remains about the same, and of course it is worth mentioning that he has not managed to introduce a major piece of legislation within his first 100 days, but those
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failings, his supporters feel, go to capitol hill politicians, not their president. this is a blue—collar workforce that has been offered hope by donald trump, and that is a win he will take for now. 0k, laura, many thanks for now. one of the world's most accomplished mountaineers, ueli steck,

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